The most important task of the Gender Equality Plan at Bialystok University of Technology is to promote, implement and monitor positive gender equality measures, in particular by promoting equality in academic careers or ensuring gender balance in decision-making processes and bodies.
The Gender Equality Plan (GEP) contains four essential elements:
- is a public document,
- provides for data collection and monitoring,
- envisages training and capacity-building for our University,
- designates specific resources for its implementation.
A Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment and Anti-Discrimination at Bialystok University of Technology, Joanna Szydło, PhD, has already been appointed and will, among other things, act as the university’s point of contact and consultation on discrimination issues.
Joanna Szydło – PhD in economic sciences in the discipline of management science, philosopher and philologist.
Academically, she deals with cultural aspects of management, values, ethics and communication issues.
Her primary task is to undertake initiatives aimed at full respect and implementation of the principle of equal treatment and anti-discrimination on any grounds.
Her tasks include promoting and disseminating knowledge relating to equal treatment and anti-discrimination standards, as well as implementing systemic equality solutions.
Discrimination is a form of unjustified and non-objective marginalisation of representatives of certain social groups based on stereotypes. This is why we are planning a series of systematic measures to build a culture of safety and respect, eliminating all inequalities on the basis of, inter alia, gender, age, disability, nationality, ethnic origin or religion.
Equality and diversity are values that are of paramount importance not only in the day-to-day functioning in the professional environment, but also contribute to the development of science. It is extremely important that Bialystok University of Technology is a welcoming and safe place for the entire academic community.
I ask all those associated with Bialystok University of Technology to respond to signs of discrimination and to join in actions aimed at the well-being of our community, in which we are different and equal.
dr Joanna Szydło
Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment and Anti-Discrimination
at Bialystok University of Technology
Anti-discrimination is an important aspect of the activities of any public institution. It becomes particularly relevant in the case of universities, whose primary function, in addition to extending academic freedom and the acquisition of knowledge as such, is the concern to foster pro-equality attitudes.
Romuald Ziółkowski, PhD, Eng – chairman;
Assoc. Prof. Ewa Świercz, DSc, PhD, Eng (Faculty of Electrical Engineering);
Assoc. Prof. Joanna Mystkowska, DSc, PhD, Eng (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering);
Joanna Szydło, PhD (Faculty of Engineering Management) – Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment and Anti-Discrimination at Bialystok University of Technology;
Jerzy Doroszkiewicz, MSc (Brand and Social Communication Independent Team);
Paweł Gerasimiuk, MA (Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences);
Anna Kukor-Bąk, MA (Management Department);
legal counsel Joanna Rogalewska-Bielińska (Legal Office);
Dariusz Surel, MA (Doctoral School).